This weekend's viewing!
Some Guy Who Kills People
Underneath the serial killer bits (and there are serial killer bits) there's a wonderful little comedy about a guy finally breaking through the fog of really deep depression. I appreciate that this movie's portrayal of depression isn't all sadness all the time, just the kind of dull apathy that a really profound episode can cause. However, even if that's not something that interests you, you should watch it because Barry Bostwick is amazing in it. Like Gary Busey levels of amazing. I don't know how much of his performance is ad-libbed but it's got a great genuine feel to it.
Not at all what I was expecting. In the earlier days of the internet (God bless, there's actually a poster in the subway or something that says "MAKE YOUR OWN HOME PAGE!! ON THE INTERNET!!!"), a young pop idol who's trying to break into acting discovers that her old image has a life of its own. I imagine that when it first came out it was much more shocking, because of how little people knew about how batshit insane stalkers can be and just how much information they can get their hands on if they apply themselves.
End of the Line
A bunch of people get on the subway for the last train home, when suddenly, a doomsday cult. I think I like the dynamics among this little group of survivors better than a lot of the movies I've seen--even though there aren't really a lot of "this is who I am and what my life is like" monologues, you get the sense that they're all real people. It also uses its shoestring budget to its advantage; most of the horror comes from the situation and the way people react to it rather than gross things and jump scares (although there's a jump scare right at the beginning that made me shriek).
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I mean if you like John Carpenter then go for it I guess but I have to take a chemical shower now